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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PowerPoint Advanced Presentation Techniques
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Faithe Wempen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great next step after the basics

I found this book to be just what I needed to go to the next level. Not only does it go into detail about features of the program, including ones I never knew existed, but it also gave me a lot of ideas for creating effects. For example, using custom animation on a stack of objects to make them appear and disappear in various combinations, and tying in music to individual objects as well as overall soundtracks from CDs.

I liked how it took things that I have used a lot before, like text boxes, and then ran through everything there was to know about them, every little-known option and piece of it. Yeah it does have entire chapters on things that someone might consider a basic feature, but it covers those features in an exhaustive way, way beyond what any other book talks about for them, including links to Web sites with add-ins and articles to go beyond.

This book will definitely have a place on my bookshelf for a long time to come. Any time there's something I want to do out of the ordinary with PowerPoint that I'm not sure about, here's where I'll go.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Linux Programming (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Richard Stones, Neil Matthew, Alan Cox
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Everything a Unix/Linux Programmer Could Want To Know.

I am amazed at the author's ability to cover such a large amount of material in such depth while using a very digestable writing style. Each topic is carefully introduced and then explored in enough detail to be very usefull in real programs. The book makes oustanding use of example programs to demonstrate each topic. If you need to program Linux (or any UNIX for that matter), this book should be on your "buy" list.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Non-Designer's Design Book, Second Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Robin Williams
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5

This is one of the basic books needed in any designer's collecion. Buy it today!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire for Designers
Publisher: Cadcim Technologies
Authors: Sham Tickoo
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Not a good book for class

This book is NOT very well written. I was very surprised with the lack of information. I bought a book from Roger which is MUCH better. I wanted to use this book, "Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire for Designers" by Sham to teach Pro/E Wildfire to my students. I decided not to. I am now using Roger's book which is much better! My students can understand the book, and so can I.